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Director Planning and Scheduling


White Plains, US


The Director Planning, Scheduling, and Cost Estimating is responsible for the direction and integration of project and portfolio planning, scheduling, cost estimating, and value engineering activities across NYPA’s Operations Capital, Operations and Maintenance programs. This role plans and supports the organization’s approach to full life cycle project delivery, ensuring strategic alignment with organizational objectives and the efficient, consistent, and successful delivery of all work programs. The Director is responsible for overseeing the effective application of project controls across long range planning activities, project scheduling, cost management and work estimation teams. These responsibilities include working with other business functions and delivery teams in providing planning and performance information that facilitate successful project outcomes. #LI-CJ1


  • Develop consistent program management plans across the entire work portfolio that include standardized project coding structures and financial authorization, project estimates, schedule management, cost plans and performance reports.
  • Control the application of consistent work breakdown structures aligned with various financial business units and work management systems.
  • Develop and implement the strategy to increase the maturity of project delivery functions including portfolio planning, project scheduling, project controls, to help identify, manage, and minimize project and portfolio risk.
  • Support the development and implementation of a project controls center of excellence and drive the adoption of tools and processes with cross functional stakeholders.
  • Oversee the timely and accurate development of all work estimates ranging from order of magnitude plans to full cost estimates.
  • Oversee the development and management of work schedules including key milestones and appropriate resource loading for both active and future projects.
  • Oversee the development and management of cost plans that identify project historical, current and future costs as well as financial performance measures. 
  • Identify, prioritize and initiate projects originating from NYPA’s  Regional Asset Management  Plans (RAMP) and Corporate Asset Management Plan (CAMP) that are strategic improvements to the Asset Management Plan or that mitigate risks associated with current assets
  • Conduct on-going risk analysis using key risk indicators and other risk identification methods considering both likelihood and impact of risks; develop formal risk response plans for risks above accepted risk appetite levels as prescribed in the Asset Management Risk Framework
  • Supervise the group staff, including establishing and evaluating the staff’s work performance goals and recommending staff additions, promotions, and salary adjustments. Coach and develop personnel to ensure Organizational and personal goals are achieved.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to influence and manage performance, policies, procedures, and business processes to ensure adherence and conformity across project and program stakeholders – providing clarity in purpose, context and actions required to affect sustainable improvements.
  • Proficient in program and portfolio management and the associated methodologies, techniques, processes, tools, software and approaches (i.e., Project and Portfolio Management – PPM).
  • Proficient in project control practices including work estimating, scheduling, cost management, document control and change management.
  • Knowledge of the utility industry, current trends, strategies, challenges, etc. and operating practices.
  • Detail-oriented and organized; ability to manage, analyze and interpret  large volumes of data to determine best outcomes.
  • Strong managerial, communication and interpersonal relationship skills with the ability to work with various functional groups of all skill levels.
  • Ability to effectively operate within a large, dynamic environment with experience in senior level management.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, technical or business-related field. An MBA or advanced degree in related field is desirable.
  • Minimum five (5) years of utility industry experience in power plant/transmission engineering, construction, or project management.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience or demonstrated proficiency in utility finance or planning function with budgeting and/or portfolio management expertise.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience or demonstrated proficiency in supervisory/management 

Physical Requirements

Approximately 20% travel primarily within NY State


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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